Lael Goodman

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FDA Bans Trans Fats: What Does This Mean for Palm Oil Consumption in the US?
FDA Bans Trans Fats: What Does This Mean for Palm Oil Consumption in the US?

Behavior Change / This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) moved to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oils, the main dietary source of artificial trans fats, after determining they are not safe to use in food. This move is hardly surprising, given that in November of 2013, the FDA made this preliminary determination. The announcement likely means an increased amount of palm oil, a trans fat-free vegetable oil, in the American diet — and an opportunity for companies to source only palm oil that is deforestation and peat-free. - 4 years ago

Bunge Jumps into Deforestation-Free Palm Oil with a Splash
Bunge Jumps into Deforestation-Free Palm Oil with a Splash

Supply Chain / On Monday, Bunge — an agribusiness and food ingredient company based out of White Plains, New York — indicated its intention to ensure the palm oil that it sources will be deforestation- and peat-free. Coming from one of the largest traders of palm oil in the world, Bunge’s announcement is significant for what it means for both the world climate and for ecosystems at risk due to palm oil production. But to me it also signifies that the status quo — palm oil that is linked with deforestation and peatland destruction — is a sinking ship that is increasingly risky to stay aboard. - 4 years ago

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